{multicol} is about the multicol package and its multicols environment which allows to typeset text in multiple columns (up to 10) and to balance the end of each column at the end of the environment. For questions about multi-column areas inside a table, use {tables} plus {multicolumn} instead.

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Uniform line spacing in columns

I have 2 columns of text, with most text in regular size, and few paragraphs in smaller size. I'd like to have the line spacing (roughly) uniform - that every line in the left size will match a line ...
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catchfilebetweentags error with multicol

I am using the catchfilebetweentags library to store equations in an external file and then import them into my document. This is useful when you need to use the same equation in multiple documents. ...
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Text spreading out in multicols

Minimal working example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[bitstream-charter]{mathdesign} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{...
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Why unbalanced multi columns work with standalone but not work with article?

I want to have unbalanced multi columns for 5 multiple choice options. It means that the last option must not be aligned with the third option. By default multicols makes balanced column in which the ...
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Changing width of column on one page only

I'm trying to create a page with two columns, on one page only, the rest should be with only one column. I've tried the package multicoland that solves one part of my problem which is to get a divider ...
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Songs package in Multicol environment

I'm attempting to typeset a Wedding Program, which includes songs and I'd love to have this displayed as two columns as I think it looks nicer. However, I'm having a heck of a time getting the songs ...
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2 questions about page layout - multi “row” and “central” header

I have tried to google a lot, but I didn't get a clue. Maybe my request is a little special. :) What I want to is to set the page with 2 part top and bottom, it's just like "multicolumn", but ...
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balanced longtables, multicol and page breaks

For a long time, I have been looking for a nice way to have balanced tables inside a multicol environment. Especially, I would like to have automatically balancing multicol-tables inside a table float....
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How to use table in multicols env. with paragraphs p{} and \multicolumn as well?

updated question I am going to start all over. Will make the question very simple and direct. Will leave the original question below. I simply want to see an example of using \multicolumn in a table ...
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How do I make tabu and multicol play nice with each other? [closed]

I'm trying to write a document that will require lots of small tables (which contain other, nested tables) in a section of my document, which I want to put into a two-column section. I use tabu for ...
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How to use multirow inside a multicolumn with p attribute?

Is it possible to use the p attribute in a multicol, with a multirow embedded? A previous post doesn't provide a useful answer, since it only works with attributes other than p. It is exactly my ...
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Onecolumn till end of page in twocolumn mode

I know about using the widetext environment for setting text in onecolumn mode and the multicols package for effortless switching between one- and twocolumn mode, but I think this is not too great if ...
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Accidental indent in multicols environment

I have some ugly (?) code that produces a vertical bar to the left of Sections. All is well until I introduce multicols right after the section start. That gives me an undesired indent for the first ...
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multicol: column balancing only after a minimum number of lines?

I am using multicol.sty for balanced columns on a small part of the page. Generally I want these columns to be balanced, but not if the resulting twocol part ist less than 3 lines in height. How can I ...
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Why this float in multicols is moved to next page while there is enough place on the current one?

In the following MWE, the second float (within a multicols environment) is moved to page 4 while there is (seems to be) enough place where its code is given (on page 3). Why? \documentclass{article} \...
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Multicols not breaking procedures in algorithm2e

I'm having a problem with the package multicol. I'm trying to split an algorithm into two columns. In particular, this algorithm is made up by two procedures. Unfortunately, in this particular case, ...
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Patching \chapter command such that all lower sections are set in twocolumn in ToC

I've been trying to typeset my ToC like the one in the question How to make the ToCs part entry in onecolumn while the others are in two columns however, I don't have parts and therefore I want the ...
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Breaking a multicol over a column in a multicol environment

I have a nested multicol environment like: \begin{multicols}{2} Text \begin{multicols}{2} lots of text \end{multicols} \end{multicols} my problem is the nested environment becomes longer than the ...
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First column of multicol lower than the rest

Using the multicol package, I get a layout like this: I would like all columns to be aligned properly. I have tried using tables and arrays, but they won't allow my equations to be numbered. (I need ...
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Multicolumn list with same number of items in each column

I want to make a multicolumn list with the same number of items in each column. I tried this with multicols, but some items have bigger heights than others so I got a column of 5 and a column of 3: \...
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fancyvrb and multicols together

I am using fancyvrb to list code in a multicols situation. I number the code using: \begin{Verbatim}[numbers=left] When the code is in the left column, this is good, but not when it is in the right ...
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How to format content in multicolumn list in latex

I have tried finding the answer on google but to no avail, hence here. I have a multicolumn list in my latex file. \begin{multicols}{3} \begin{itemize} \item blah1 \item blah2 blah3 blah4 \item ...
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Two columns with page span

this is my first post! I have tried to find a solution before posting. I have some input put into my .tex. The left column is text input by a user. To the right I would like 0..4 pictures, also ...
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How to draw a line between columns in beamerposter, reaching from header to bottom?

I am trying to make a poster using the beamerposter package and have a line below a header block (containing title, authors etc.). Now I want to draw a vertical line in the middle of the poster (...
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Two column toc in footnotesize with scrartcl: pagenumbers in toc are too large

I'd like to have a small table of contents in two columns. Everything looks as expected, except the pagenumbers in the toc: they are still at normalsize, instead of footnotesize, and still in rmfamily,...
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`multicol`: Forcing column breaks depending on remaining column space

I'm sure I'm not the first one to run into this problem, but I couldn't find any other question that quite answered this in a way that worked for me. I would like to insert a section heading in the ...
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Using lstinline in caption of lstlistings with multicol?

Consider this MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{listings} \begin{document} \def\extra{extra} \begin{lstlisting}[ multicols=2, caption={ [short] aaaa \extra, \...
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lots of overfull boxes in a custom subsection navigation with multicols

I hope this is not too localized... I need a vertical subsection navigation where the subsection names only consists in numbers (1, 2, 3, etc.) printed in a three columns layout. I managed to obtain ...
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How to limit hyphenation in a multicol environment?

I have a LaTeX document (compiling with pdflatex), with the multicols and microtype package enabled. The document is using two cols using the \begin{multicols}{2} ...\end{multicols} environment. ...
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multicol seems to sum up problems to later move lines to the next page [closed]

We digitize and reproduce old German bible texts as free software. From XML, we are automatically generating LaTeX output to then generate PDF. One of our current implementations is using the multicol ...
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Better two-column balancing? [duplicate]

I am looking for a better way to balance columns at the end of each chapter of a two-column layout. I have found several relevant approaches: use \documentclass[onecolumn]{memoir} and \usepackage{...
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Using multiple autogenerated longtables inside multicols environment

I have several longtables which are auto generated. Since they are not actually long or wide ones, it would be rather space saving for me if I could pack them in a multi column environment. So, I ...
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Supertabular leaves header in next column

I'm using supertabular in multicols enviroment based on this thread's accepted answer multicolumn long table or enumeration. But there is sometimes header and empty table body left in new column/page ...
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\columnbreak doesn't work

With the following code: \documentclass[a4paper]{report} \usepackage{multicol} \begin{document} \begin{multicols}{2} \noindent Vediamo un po' di testo a due colonne. Proviamo a cambiar colonna: \...
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How to get text flow to start one column at a time for multiple columns?

I'm making a document that has 3 columns, but I've noticed that the text spreads over all three columns as I'm typing the document. If anyone is familiar with how multicolumn works in Microsoft Word (...
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Sizing a pgfplot so it fits in a multicol column

I'm very new to TeX but I'm trying to put together a document that has a multicol layout with a chart inline in the column. The chart always seems to overflow the width of the column and I can't ...
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latex two column layout set figure to load on single column

this is the double column code \begin{multicols}{2} \begin{figure*}[!ht] \centering \includegraphics[height=60mm]{CC.jpg} \caption{AA \cite{BB}} \end{figure*} \end{multicols} But the ...
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How does multicol split?

At first I thought that it would split on the half of the number of lines. Then I wrote some code where the number of lines of the first part were more than the one of the second part and it was split ...
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How to make verbatim text in multicols environment not overflow to other columns?

I prefer to use \begin{multicols}{2} over \documentclass[12pt,twocolumn]{article} so I can control when to have 2 columns and when not. The problem comes when using \begin{Verbatim}....\end{Verbatim}...
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Paragraph indent after multicols environment

I'm using the multicol package and have found that the paragraph immediately following the multicols environment is indented. This happens even when there is no blank line between the end of the ...
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Wrap text around figure on whole page

In my document I have a huge data flow graph that is exactly one page high. Since it is not very wide I'd like to have it on the left/right side of one page while having normal text on the other side. ...
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Table header fix

I am trying to show the table in a nice way. I tried my best but I could fix the header. Can you help me: Fix the header as shown in the pic. Enlarge the text "2016" to fill the space Align the text ...
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Why different column width in table

I am getting different column width in table and i am not able to correct this. The row with multiple columns in last (with text member) has uneven width. Please help. Here is a sample code. \begin{...
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!Misplaced \omit.\multispan ->\omit@\multispan

I am trying to show 4 .jpg files in 2x2 format using the following: \begin{figure}[htb] \centering \begin{tabular}{@{}cccc@{}} \includegraphics[scale=0.26]{error1.jpg} \includegraphics[...
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How does one make a single block of text span two columns using multicols?

I have a document that uses the multicols package to create a 3-column layout with three sections inside. For the first column, I have two sections followed by a column break. For the second and third ...
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generating a table in koma-script class

We generate a multicol document using the scrartcl document class. Taking the sample below data, we see when we use the \begin{table}[h] command no table is generated in the multicols section. If we ...
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Multicol tables with images

I would like to create a sheet with the packet with pictures multicol. Unfortunately I do not know how to do it. I tried inserting tables that have the image on the right and left text. But there is ...
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Homework solution x columns

I'm writing a book and in its end, I write the exercises solutions. To become with a better layout, I use multicols environment, like this: \begin{multicols}{2} \setlength{\columnseprule}{0.4pt} \...
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Placing a tikzpicture next to an align

I have a tikzpicture with an accompanying explanation in a math align environment. The tikzpicture is small enough that I'd like the explanation to appear next to (specifically, to the right) the ...
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How to make a box with a height based on multiples of the current line height

How can I create (in XeLaTeX) a box that has a defined height in multiples of lines that keeps this size 100% without any additional spacings? Please see the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \...